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Fri Jun 5, 2020, 09:37 AM

Holy cow-City of DC is out here on 16th street behind WH painting BLACK LIVES MATTER onto streets

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Washington DC paints a giant 'Black Lives Matter' message on the road to the White House

By AJ Willingham, CNN

Updated 9:28 AM ET, Fri June 5, 2020

(CNN)Washington DC is painting a message in giant, yellow letters down a busy DC street ahead of a planned protest this weekend: BLACK LIVES MATTER.

The massive banner-like project spans two blocks of 16th Street, a central axis that leads southward straight to the White House. Each of the 16 bold, yellow letters spans the width of the two-lane street, creating an unmistakable visual easily spotted by aerial cameras and virtually anyone within a few blocks.

The painters were contacted by DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and began work early Friday morning, the mayor's office told CNN.



Holy cow. The city of DC is out here on 16th street behind the White House painting BLACK LIVES MATTER onto the streets that it owns stretching all the way to k Street.


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https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/05/us/black-lives-matter-dc-street-white-house-trnd/index.html

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UPDATED TO ADD:
https://www.popville.com/2020/06/vigil-against-racism-starts-at-545pm-on-16th-street-nw/

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Reply Holy cow-City of DC is out here on 16th street behind WH painting BLACK LIVES MATTER onto streets (Original post)
kpete Jun 2020 OP
Voltaire2 Jun 2020 #1
GoCubsGo Jun 2020 #2
blaze Jun 2020 #3
csziggy Jun 2020 #29
SheltieLover Jun 2020 #5
GoCubsGo Jun 2020 #8
SheltieLover Jun 2020 #28
Lonestarblue Jun 2020 #10
demmiblue Jun 2020 #4
KY_EnviroGuy Jun 2020 #6
fishwax Jun 2020 #7
Scarsdale Jun 2020 #9
Alex4Martinez Jun 2020 #11
KS Toronado Jun 2020 #12
IronLionZion Jun 2020 #13
LiberalArkie Jun 2020 #14
BigmanPigman Jun 2020 #35
CatWoman Jun 2020 #15
MineralMan Jun 2020 #16
N_E_1 for Tennis Jun 2020 #25
SeattleVet Jun 2020 #31
burrowowl Jun 2020 #41
SoonerPride Jun 2020 #17
Old Crow Jun 2020 #18
Yonnie3 Jun 2020 #21
SoonerPride Jun 2020 #23
Yonnie3 Jun 2020 #19
crickets Jun 2020 #26
EndlessWire Jun 2020 #27
HAB911 Jun 2020 #20
grumpyduck Jun 2020 #22
cate94 Jun 2020 #24
Nevilledog Jun 2020 #30
OverBurn Jun 2020 #32
Karadeniz Jun 2020 #33
BigmanPigman Jun 2020 #34
stopwastingmymoney Jun 2020 #36
slack-bot Jun 2020 #37
calimary Jun 2020 #39
slack-bot Jun 2020 #44
calimary Jun 2020 #38
musicblind Jun 2020 #40
DeSmet Jun 2020 #42
Chemisse Jun 2020 #43

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 09:41 AM

1. That is going to piss shitler off no end.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 09:46 AM

2. If he reads into the color choice, it could put him over the edge.

Yellow, as in "chicken." With that fence around the White House, it needs to be known, henceforth, as "the Chicken Coop."

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 09:48 AM

3. I dunno... I kinda like BabyGate nt

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Response to blaze (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 02:58 PM

29. How about BabyBunkerGate?

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 10:00 AM

5. Good one!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 10:07 AM

8. I stole that from Stephanie Miller and her mooks.

I hope they have started a movement.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 02:53 PM

28. 👍

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 10:12 AM

10. And his hair color.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 09:56 AM

4. Wow!



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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 10:01 AM

6. Wish I could be there but looking forward to seeing the aerial photos!

KY..............

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 10:04 AM

7. outstanding!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 10:11 AM

9. GREAT idea!

Many, many thanks to the mayor for getting this done.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 10:22 AM

11. FUCK YOU TRUMP. I think it should remain there for generations, repainted every year.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 10:26 AM

12. Wonder how Twitler will respond on Twitter

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 10:37 AM

13. Time to rename streets to George Floyd Ave, Barack Obama Plaza, etc.

City of DC has done similar things to shame the embassies of Russia and Saudi Arabia

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #14)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 07:41 PM

35. ...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 10:48 AM

15. fucking MARVELOUS

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 10:51 AM

16. Trump Will Order Military Troops to Scrub That Off

with toothbrushes and single-edge razor blades. That's the military way to clean things, I learned while serving in the USAF.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #16)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 11:56 AM

25. Scraping old wax off the tiles...

with a razor blade...most fun I ever had for 30 straight nights. Army was not different.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #16)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 03:30 PM

31. They're going to need a REALLY long extension cord for the buffer, though!

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #16)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 01:14 AM

41. And from the nuns.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 10:52 AM

17. We need an aerial or drone shot of this from on high

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #17)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 10:56 AM

18. +1 YES! (N?T)

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #17)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 11:04 AM

21. Posted just below. n/t

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Response to Yonnie3 (Reply #21)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 11:16 AM

23. great thank you!

love it

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 11:00 AM

19. Video from above

I believe this is from the Top of the Hay atop the Hay Adams Hotel.


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Response to Yonnie3 (Reply #19)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 12:53 PM

26. That's impressive. Way to go, Mayor Bowser!

The finishing touches per CNN:

Bowser has officially deemed the section of 16th Street bearing the mural "Black Lives Matter Plaza," complete with a new street sign.


👏👏👏

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Response to crickets (Reply #26)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 01:34 PM

27. Gawd, I needed this!

Have been laughing myself silly over this! Thank you, DC!! Thank you. Mayor! Power to the People!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 11:04 AM

20. Someone is about to have a myocardial infarction

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #20)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 11:10 AM

22. I had one of those.

It's not nearly strong enough for that thing.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 11:18 AM

24. This is awesome!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 03:02 PM

30. Right now trump is demanding his minions get him the bigliest black Sharpie.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 03:42 PM

32. This is great! A big FU to tRump.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 07:17 PM

33. Brilliant idea!❤

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 07:40 PM

34. Will it be called "Black Lives Plaza"?

What a great statement and idea! Thank you DC mayor!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 10:36 PM

36. I just changed my FB cover photo




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Response to slack-bot (Reply #37)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 01:03 AM

39. Welcome to DU, slack-bot!

SO cool! AWWWWWW she left the night light on for Baby Gate Man. I am really liking DC's mayor. She's a great and gutsy lady!

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Response to calimary (Reply #39)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 08:54 AM

44. Thanks!

Delighted to be here!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 12:58 AM

38. I love this SO much!

I heard one commentator saying you can see it from space.

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYY COOL!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 01:07 AM

40. That is so sweet.

And there's nothing Trump can do about it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 05:25 AM

42. Melania,

Before Donald sees this do yourself a favor. Take his phone, put in in your purse and stick it in the freezer.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jun 6, 2020, 08:19 AM

43. I love this so much. n/t

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